February 17th – 25th | Free with Museum Admission | Purchase General Admission Tickets
Come to the South Street Seaport Museum this Midwinter Recess to take part in our family programing week! All programs are free with admission and appropriate for all ages.
As part of the program you will create your very own sailor’s valentine inside our Melville Gallery, and an original typical “sailor’s valentine” from the Museum’s permanent collection will be on view in the gallery space. Made with shells and seeds, encased in a double-sided octagonal mahogany box, this intricate shell collage is an example of the rich tradition of maritime crafts.
The program will also include exploration of our 1885 square-rigged cargo ship Wavertree with a photo-safari scavenger hunt, and the operation of a printing press in our printing offices at Bowne Printers.
*As we are located in an historic district please contact the museum regarding accessibility needs prior to your visit